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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

0.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde, East Timor, Kosovo, Palestine, Taiwan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

99.0
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Kosovo, North Korea, Palestine
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

Jan. 5, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"On 25 March 2018, the President’s decision to repeal Article 308 by Executive Order was published in the Palestinian Official Gazette. This is a great step towards equality and securing the dignity and rights of women and girls" (para 28). Article 308 exempts rape perpetrators from punishment if they marry the rape victim (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In advance of International Women’s Day and the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Cabinet’s proposal for the repeal of Article 308, Equality Now’s partner, Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) organized a seminar with civil society organizations calling on the Government of Palestine to respect and enforce Article 9 of the Basic law 2003 that guarantees full equality between men and women in all spheres of life. This would include repealing Article 308 of the Penal Code" (para 29).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In advance of International Women’s Day and the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Cabinet’s proposal for the repeal of Article 308, Equality Now’s partner, Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) organized a seminar with civil society organizations calling on the Government of Palestine to respect and enforce Article 9 of the Basic law 2003 that guarantees full equality between men and women in all spheres of life. This would include repealing Article 308 of the Penal Code" (para 29). "In October 2017, WCLAC, Equality Now, and the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations against Domestic Violence against Women (Al Muntada) submitted a joint report on Palestine for consideration during the 68th...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In advance of International Women’s Day and the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Cabinet’s proposal for the repeal of Article 308, Equality Now’s partner, Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) organized a seminar with civil society organizations calling on the Government of Palestine to respect and enforce Article 9 of the Basic law 2003 that guarantees full equality between men and women in all spheres of life. This would include repealing Article 308 of the Penal Code" (para 29). "In October 2017, WCLAC, Equality Now, and the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations against Domestic Violence against Women (Al Muntada) submitted a joint report on Palestine for consideration during the 68th...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"[Walaa] has cut her long, black hair into a messy bob and dyed it red. She is among a minority of women in Gaza who do not wear a hijab. Even though that means, as she puts it, everyone knows you and talks about you. 'Even,' she says, 'reporting your movements'" (para 27).
Jan. 2, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Behind most of the news reports filed by a foreign correspondent from the Gaza Strip is a fixer: sometimes a local journalist, or simply someone with a good command of the English language, extensive contacts and knowledge. When Ameera Ahmad Harouda began working as a fixer in Gaza in 2005, she was the first woman in a man's world. Since then, an increasing number of women have entered the profession, by choice or necessity, or some degree of both. They are young, English-speaking, educated, ambitious – in a society where one fifth of the population has a higher education qualification, but youth unemployment has reached 60 percent, and women remain...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"'But it's not just journalists' says Walaa, who recently travelled to Ramallah in the West Bank for the first time in her life, securing a permit against the odds – many are declined or not processed in time – thanks to an invitation to a high level conference. 'Even when I left, I had to hide it from a lot of people. It's not just foreigners, people here envy whoever leaves'" (para 45-46).
Jan. 2, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"When Ameera Ahmad Harouda began working as a fixer in Gaza in 2005, she was the first woman in a man's world. Since then, an increasing number of women have entered the profession, by choice or necessity, or some degree of both. They are young, English-speaking, educated, ambitious – in a society where one fifth of the population has a higher education qualification, but youth unemployment has reached 60 percent, and women remain less likely to find work after university" (para 2).
Dec. 20, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the number of female homicide victims between the ages of 18-44 was 3 in 2017 (this is slightly less than the ideal range of 15-44 as desired for this variable, but is the closest data currently available). The total number of female homicide victims in 2017 was 5. Also according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the estimated total female population in 2017 was estimated to be 2,348,052. Therefore, the femicide rate for females aged 18-44 is calculated to be roughly 0.13. The total female homicide rate in 2017 is calculated to be 0.21 per 100,000 female population. Both sources are...more
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2012 was 0.19 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Gambia, Georgia, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

12.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

0.0
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"Henna painting has become a largely needed skill in Gaza because few people have mastered it...This has pushed some women to master the skill and use it as a source of income...Ahmad told Al-Monitor, 'Henna painting has become a source of living for me. It provides me with a monthly income that reaches $150 on average. One henna drawing ranges from 5 to 20 shekels [$1.30-$5.30].'" (para 8...10). "Ahmad welcomes customers at her house in Gaza City because renting a place is costly. She also visits the customers’ homes upon their demand. Other women found Facebook a suitable space to promote their work and attract customers looking for henna painting....more
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Comoros, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Iraq, Madagascar, Mauritania, Namibia, Palestine, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Yemen
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

2.0
Nov. 12, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the crude birth rate in 2016 was 30.9 per 1,000 people.
Nov. 8, 2018, 6:11 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"'The ones who do not wage war are being disqualified from making peace. Those who wage war are the preferred occupants for peace tables,' said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women… 'Between 1990 and 2017, under our watch, women constituted only 2% of mediators, 8% of negotiators, and 5% of witnesses and signatories in major peace processes. Only three out of 11 agreements signed in 2017 contained provisions on gender equality, continuing last year’s worrisome downward trend. Of 1,500 agreements signed between 2000 and 2016, only 25 raise the role of women’s engagement in the implementation phase,' she said" (para. 7 - 8). "In Palestine, Siniora, who has documented...more
Nov. 8, 2018, 6:11 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"'The ones who do not wage war are being disqualified from making peace. Those who wage war are the preferred occupants for peace tables,' said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women… 'Between 1990 and 2017, under our watch, women constituted only 2% of mediators, 8% of negotiators, and 5% of witnesses and signatories in major peace processes. Only three out of 11 agreements signed in 2017 contained provisions on gender equality, continuing last year’s worrisome downward trend. Of 1,500 agreements signed between 2000 and 2016, only 25 raise the role of women’s engagement in the implementation phase,' she said" (para. 7 - 8).
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Fiji, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Moldova, New Zealand, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

1.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Palestine, Turkey
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

16.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"WCLAC documented 23 killings of Palestinian women and girls in 2016 across Palestinian territory, many of which they said were based on “honor”, or the killer claimed it was. Women Media and Development (TAM) said in its 2016 report that the killings actually related to inheritance, revenge, or other reasons but that the killers claimed they related to family honor to receive a lighter sentence" (para 31).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Palestine also does not have a domestic violence law, which makes it difficult to adequately protect survivors of domestic violence or prosecute abusers" (para 14). "Palestinian authorities are considering a draft Family Protection Law that would remedy this if amended in line with international standards" (para 16).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Council of Ministers’ March decision to allow women who have custody of their children to open bank accounts for their children, transfer their children to different schools, and apply for their passports is important progress, but women still have inferior status in the law... She said that because fathers remain the official guardian, under personal status laws regardless of whether they have custody, the fathers can withdraw money from their children’s bank account even when the mother opened it" (para 40). "The 2004 Law on the Palestinian Child provides that the state, including the courts, must take the best interests of the child into account in all its actions....more
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The 1960 Penal Code enforced in the West Bank and the 1936 Penal Code enforced in Gaza both criminalize abortion. Women can receive reduced sentences for an illegal abortion under the 1960 Penal Code if they cite 'honor' as the reason" (para 28).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The 2014 Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights study found that judges in first instance courts reduced sentences on claims of “honor” killings in 29 out of 37 rulings, in a random sample of cases between 1993 and 2013" (para 9). "WCLAC documented 23 killings of Palestinian women and girls in 2016 across Palestinian territory, many of which they said were based on “honor”, or the killer claimed it was. Women Media and Development (TAM) said in its 2016 report that the killings actually related to inheritance, revenge, or other reasons but that the killers claimed they related to family honor to receive a lighter sentence" (para...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The 1960 Penal Code in the West Bank excludes marital rape. 'If a married woman says that her husband raped her, according to the penal code and the sharia courts, this is not a crime,' Salhieh said. 'But if she has marks of the assault, we then investigate it as physical abuse instead of rape.' The penalties for physical assault that causes minor injuries are much lower than for rape, though" (para 50).